PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR (1861 - 1865)

PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

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COMBS, AUSTIN G. (1850-1942), ENLISTED AT AGE 13, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky.  West Akron, Washington County, Colorado.
Date of Birth:  13 May 1850, Kentucky.
Son of:  Eliza Godsey and Robert Cornett Combs, Prisoner Of War, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Spouse:  Belle Godsey.
Capture of Austin’s Father:  On the 31 May 1863 Robert Cornett Combs, Confederate States Army, became a Prisoner of War.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  29 August 1863 at Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky at age 13.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  13th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Company I, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Date of Death:  27 May 1942.
Cemetery:  Akron Cemetery, Akron, Washington County, Colorado.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-3-times-removed, Austin G. Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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COMBS, CARLO (1840 – 1927), UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  October 1840, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Elizabeth Ison and Tarleton “Talt” Combs
Spouse:  (1) Margaret “Peggy” Combs.  (2) In 1907 Carlos married Mary Ann Hall, the widow of Sampson Brashear (1838 – 1898), Confederate States Army, Prisoner of War, American Civil War.
Rank:  Private
Branch of Service:  U. S. Cavalry
Combat Organization:  Company M, 14th Kentucky Regiment Volunteer Cavalry, American Civil War.
Date of Death:  8 December 1927.
Place of Death:  Kenmont, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.

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COMBS, ELHANNON L. (1832-1918), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  30 December 1832.
Son of:  Elizabeth Combs and Nicholas “Bird-Eye” Combs.
Brother of:  Kendrick, Lorenzo Dow and Nicholas Combs.  The four brothers served in the Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  Kendrick Combs, was a Prisoner of War at Union Prison Camp, Point Lookout, Maryland, who died trying to return home.
Spouse:  Harriet Napier Godsey.
Combat Organization:  Confederate States Army.
Date of Death:  20 November 1918.
Cemetery:  Old Combs Cemetery, Combs, Perry County, Kentucky.

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COMBS, ELIJAH (1836-1888), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky.   
Other Residence:  Lost Creek, Breathitt County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  6 November 1836, Kentucky.
Son of:  Sarah Whitley (second wife) and Jeremiah “Long Jerry” Combs.
Brother of:  Nicholas Combs, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Half-Brother of:  Wesley Combs, son of Nancy (first wife) and Jeremiah “Long Jerry” Combs.  Wesley served in the Union Army and was a Prisoner of War Survivor of Andersonville Prison Camp in the American Civil War.
Spouse:  Catherine “Katie” Noble.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  9 June 1862 and/or 6 September 1862 at Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  13th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Company B, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Date of Death:  9 May 1888.
Place of Death:  Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Noble Cemetery, Lost Creek, Breathitt County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-great-uncle, Elijah Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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COMBS, GEORGE WASHINGTON “WASH” (1842-1927), U. S. UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Mason’s Creek and Carrs Fork, Perry County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  January 1842.
Son of:  Elizabeth Combs and Massengil Martin Combs.
Brother of:  Hannibal Hanbill Combs, Prisoner of War, Confederate States Army and Union Army, American Civil War.  
Spouse:  Marinda Ingram.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  March 1862.  Discharged 24 March 1864.
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:
Combat Organization:  14th Kentucky Cavalry, Company M and Company D, Union Army, American Civil War.
Civil War Pension Index:  Washington Combs, Widow, Marinda Combs.
4 July 1924:  Hazard Newspaper Article, Congressman John W. Langley on stage with Civil War Veteran, Washington Combs being Honored, Lothair, Perry County, Kentucky.
Date of Death:  19 December 1927.
Cemetery:  New Blackhawk Cemetery (Lower Half of Happy Community Cemetery), Happy, Perry County, Kentucky.
Headstone Application:  19 May 1954, Signed by Robert L. Brashear of Happy, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, George Washington Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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COMBS, HANNIBAL “HANBILL” (1831-1924), PRISONER OF WAR, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY AND U. S. UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  MASON’S CREEK, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  1831 on his headstone.  Age 6 on the 1850 Census = 1844.  Born May 1840 on the 1900 Census.
Son of:  Elizabeth Combs and Massingill Martin Combs.
Brother of:  George Washington “Wash” Combs, U. S. Union Army, American Civil War.
Spouse:  (1) Susan William.   (2) Alice Sizemore.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  September 1862.
Combat Organizations:  Confederate States Army and Federal Union Army, American Civil War.
~ Company I, 13th Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army.  Source:  Cemetery Plaque.
~ 14th Kentucky Cavalry, Private, Co. M & Co. D and 188th Ohio Infantry, Union Army;
Enlisted September 1862; Discharged March 1864.  “Remarks:  Hanbill Combs was a prisoner in Richmond, Virginia for 3 months.”  Source:  1890 Veterans Schedule.
Date of Death:  19 January 1924.
Cemetery:  W. C. Brashear (William Campbell Brashear) Cemetery, Fusonia, Perry County, Kentucky.
Two Headstones:  An upright with inscription:  “His tolls are past, His work is done.  He fought the fight, The victory won.”  A reclining stone with Confederate States Army information.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times removed, Hannibal "Hanbill" Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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COMBS, HEZEKIAH (ca 1824 - ca 1883), U. S. UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  TROUBLESOME, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  Date of birth ranged from 1822 to 1826 per census data.  Date of birth was circa 1824 per Revolutionary War Pension File S35851 for John “Soldier” Combs.  The Pension File Document was signed on 13 May 1825.  John “Soldier” Combs declared that “His daughter, “Margret about 18 years of age living with him possessing no property, able to maintain herself by labourer and her infant child, Hezekiah, about one year old lives with him ...”
Son of:  Margaret Combs, daughter of Margaret and John “Soldier” Combs; granddaughter of Nancy Harding and John “Father of the Eight Brothers” Combs.
Spouse:  Amelda Combs, daughter of Polly Combs and John Lorenzo Combs; granddaughter of Nancy and Jeremiah “Long Jerry” Combs.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  1 October 1861.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  Union Army, 6th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry, Company D, American Civil War.
Date of Death:  circa 1883.
Cemetery:  Currently Unknown.
Source:  U. S. Civil War Pension Index, 1861-1934.  Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.
NOTES:  I placed my first-cousin-5-times-removed, Hezekiah Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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COMBS, HUGH (1828-1880), U. S. UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  1828 in North Carolina.
Son of:  Currently Unknown.
Spouse:  Nancy Francis.
Combat Organization:  Company L, 14th Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army.

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COMBS, IRA (1844-1934), U. S. UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
AKA:  UNCLE IRA COMBS; OLD REGULAR BAPTIST PREACHER, IRA COMBS.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Hazard Post Office, Mason’s Creek Magisterial District, Hamdin Precinct, Viper and Jeff in Perry County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  29 May 1844, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Elizabeth Ison and Tarleton “Talton” Combs.
Spouse:  (1) Martha Burton.  (2) Matilda Francis.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  December 1862.  Second Enlistment Date:  13 February 1863.
Discharge Date:  March 1864.
Rank:  First Sergeant.
Combat Organization:  Company M, 14th Kentucky Regiment Volunteers, Union Army.
Date of Death:  8 April 1934.
Place of Death:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Ira Combs Cemetery, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.
Military Service Note:  I based Ira Combs’ military data on the U. S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles and on the 1890 Veterans Schedule of a Viper residence list.  Union Soldiers on the Viper Veterans Schedule:  Ira Combs, Theophilus Asher Woods and Theo’s father-in-law, John Cornett (all of Company M, 14th Kentucky Regiment Volunteers) had enlisted the same year at Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky and all had mustered out of service on 24 March 1864 at Camp Nelson, Kentucky.  Therefore, I do NOT think that our Ira Combs was the person, who had served in the Confederate States Army in the 4th Infantry and was born about 1840.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-5-times-removed, Ira Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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COMBS, JOHN WESLEY (ca. 1839-1865), PRISONER OF WAR, POINT LOOKOUT UNION PRISON, AFTER RETURNING HOME TO HIS FAMILY, HE DIED A WEEK LATER, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  circa 1839.
Son of:  Millie Combs and Andrew Anderson Combs.
Paternal Grandson of:  Cynthia Nancy Sumner and Jeremiah “Chunky Jerry” Combs.
Maternal Grandson of:  Nancy and Jeremiah “Long Jerry” Combs.
Brother of:  Simeon and Wayne, who served in the Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Nephew of:  Wesley Combs, Survivor of Andersonville Prison Camp, Union Army, American Civil War.
Spouse:  Mary Polly Patton.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  1 October 1862 at Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
Rank:  Sergeant.
Combat Organization:  10th aka 13th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Company C, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
~ 7 July 1863:  Sergeant Wesley Combs, 10th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry was CAPTURED by the Union Army at Gladesville, Preston County, Virginia.
~ 20 July 1863:  Federal Military Prisoner of War Camp Chase, Ohio.
~ 25 August 1863:  Federal Military Prisoner of War Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois.
~ circa September 1863:  Federal Military Prisoner of War Camp Point Lookout, Maryland.
~ 30 June 1865:  By the end of June all Confederate Prisoners of War had been released.  They were given no money, no clothes, no shoes, no food and no transportation.  While making their way back home, they had to avoid the Federal Troops at all cost.  Many never made the journey home.  Others arrived home a mere skeleton.  Some survived and were blessed with more years with their family.
~ circa 15 September 1865, Perry County, Kentucky.  John Wesley Combs returned home from the war.  The date of arrival home was estimated by using family oral history and his headstone application.
Date of Death:  September 1865.  John Wesley Combs Returned Home From The War, Was Reunited With His Family, Only To Die A Week Later.
Place of Death:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Burial:  The Knott County Historical Society stated that he was buried on the Old Judge Wiley Combs farm at Emmalena, Knott County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, John Wesley Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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COMBS, KENDRICK (1834-1864), PRISONER OF WAR AT POINT LOOKOUT UNION PRISON IN MARYLAND,            
DIED TRYING TO RETURN HOME, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  1834.
Son of:  Elizabeth “Bett” Combs and Nicholas “Bird Eye” Combs.
Brother of:  Elhannon, Lorenzo Dow and Nicholas Combs.  The four brothers served in the Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  Kendrick Combs, was a Prisoner of War at Union Prison Camp, Point Lookout, Maryland, and he died trying to return home.
Spouse:  Milly Combs
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  1 October 1862.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  13th Kentucky Cavalry, Company C, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Roll of Prisoners of War at Point Lookout, Maryland:  Combs, Kendrick, 10th KY CAV Co I, Captured in Perry County, Kentucky on 18 May 1863, Released On Oath 10 January 1864.  In fear for his life, he traveled south, trying to make it home to Perry County.  It was logical that he and another Perry County man, Robert C. Combs, who was released on oath the same day, made the dangerous trip together, with little to sustain them.  Kendrick’s journey home ended in Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky.
Date of Death:  1 October 1864.
Place of Death:  Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky.  He died trying to return home from the Maryland Union Prisoner of War Camp.
Status:  Prisoner of War, who died on his journey home.
Disposition:  Buried.
Cemetery:  Cardwell Cemetery, Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky.
Note:  “...died .. while walking home from Pt. Lookout .." Combs, a released Confederate Prisoner of War, left the Union Prison, but never returned home to his family in Perry County.  Source book: 13th Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A:  Caudill's Army, page 152.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-6-times-removed, Kendrick Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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COMBS, LORENZO DOW (1839 -1900), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  March 1839, Combs, Perry County, Kentucky.  Born March 1839 on the 1900 Census.  Born 1843 on Headstone.
Son of:  Elizabeth Combs and Nicholas “Bird Eye” Combs.
Spouse:  Jency.  Polly Hurt.  Lucy Fields.
Brother of:  Elhannon, Kendrick and Nicholas Combs.  The four brothers served in the Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  Kendrick Combs, was a Prisoner of War at Union Prison Camp, Point Lookout, Maryland, who died trying to return home.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  Conscripted 18 October 1862.  Discharge Date:  24 October 1862.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization: served in 10th, aka 13th Kentucky Cavalry, Company I, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.      1880:  Perry County Jailor.                   
Date of Death:  1900 carved on his headstone.  He was listed on the 20 June 1900 Census.
Place of Death:  Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Meadowbrook Cemetery, Airport Gardens, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-6-times-removed, Lorenzo Dow Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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COMBS, NICHOLAS (1843-1870), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  1843.
Son of:  Elizabeth Combs and Nicholas “Bird-Eye” Combs.
Brother of:  Elhannon, Kendrick and Lorenzo Dow.  The four brothers served in the Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  Kendrick Combs, was a Prisoner of War at Union Prison Camp, Point Lookout, Maryland, who died trying to return home.
Spouse:  Sarah “Sallie” Cornett, daughter of Louisa Combs and Robert Bustard Cornett.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  Company I, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate State Army, American Civil War.
Date of Death:  1870.
Cemetery:  Cornett Cemetery, Christopher, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-6-times-removed, Nicholas Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 

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COMBS, NICHOLAS “SHANGHAI NICK” (1839-1914), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Clark County and Lee County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  12 October 1839 in Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Sarah Whitley (second wife) and Jeremiah “Long Jerry” Combs.
Brother of:  Elijah Combs, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Half-Brother of:  Wesley Combs, son of Nancy (first wife) and Jeremiah “Long Jerry” Combs.  Wesley served in the Union Army and was a Prisoner of War Survivor of Andersonville Prison Camp in the American Civil War.
Spouse:  Eliza Williams.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  Company C, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Date of Death:  28 August 1914.
Place of Death:  Lee County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Olinger Cemetery, Zoe, Lee County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I place my fourth-half-great-uncle, Nicholas “Shanghai Nick” Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.   

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COMBS, ROBERT CORNETT (ca 1822-1897), PRISONER OF WAR AT POINT LOOKOUT UNION PRISON, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  1821.
Son of:  Nancy Cornett and Samuel Combs.
Brother of:  Wiley H. Combs of Owsley County and Breathitt County, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Grandson of:  Nancy Grigsby and Nicholas “Danger Nick The Tory” Combs.
Grandson of:  Mary Everage and William Jesse Cornett.
His Son:  Austin G. Combs (1850-1942).  After his father became a Prisoner of War, Austin enlisted on the 29 August 1863 at age 13 in the 13th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Company I, Confederate States Army, American Civil War. 
Spouse:  Eliza.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  2 December 1861 at Paintsville, Kentucky.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  5th Regiment Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Company I, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
~ Captured:  16 May 1863 in Perry County, Kentucky.
~ Transferred:  October 1863 to Fort Delaware.
~ Released On Oath:  10 January 1864.
~ Survived as a Prisoner of War:  Johnson’s Island, Camp Douglas, Camp Chase, Fort Delaware, Point Lookout, Maryland.
Roll of Prisoners of War at Point Lookout Union Prison, Maryland:  Combs, Robert C., Released On Oath 10 January 1864.  In fear for his life, he traveled south, trying to make it home to Perry County.  It was logical that he and another Perry County man, Kendrick Combs, who was released on oath the same day, made the dangerous trip together, with little to sustain them.  Kendrick’s journey home ended in Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky.
Date of Death:  1897.
Cemetery:  Combs-Eversole Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, Robert C. Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 

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COMBS, SAMUEL “CEDAR HEAD SAM” (1828-1908), U. S. UNION ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  TROUBLESOME, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  25 June 1818.
Son of:  Lydia Combs and Moses Combs.
Grandson of:  Lydia Herald and George Combs.
Grandson of:  Synthia Nancy Sumner and Jeremiah Combs.
Spouse:  Sarah Allen.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  5 December 1862.  1863.  Discharged:  24 March 1864.
Service Number:
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  47th Regiment Kentucky Infantry.  14th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry.
Date of Death:  16 March 1908.
Cemetery:  Ritchie Cemetery, Fisty, Knott County, Kentucky.   Headstone Inscription:  “He Died As He Lived A Christian.”
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-4-times-removed, Samuel “Cedar Head Sam” Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 

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COMBS, SIMEON SIMPSON (1843-1932) CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  13 October 1843, Kentucky.
Son of:  Mary Polly Feltner and Andrew Anderson Combs.
Brother of:  John Wesley and Wayne, who served in the Confederate States Army. 
Spouse:  Abbagail Gayheart.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  10 October 1862 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  10th Regiment Kentucky Volunteers aka 13th, Company C, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
April 1865:  “I was disbanded in Virginia in April 1865 ... not in prison ... I took the oath of allegiance at Louisa, Kentucky April 1865 ... war being over.”  Sworn as true by Simeon Combs of Cordia, Knott County, Kentucky.  Source:  Soldiers Application for Pension, Approved 10 June 1913.
12 April 1865:  Civil War Ended.
15 April 1865:  President Abraham Lincoln was killed.
Date of Death:  12 June 1932, Knott County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Clear Fork Regular Baptist Church Cemetery, Lotts Creek, Perry County, Kentucky or Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky or Gayheart, Kentucky.  Conflicting records.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-4-times-removed, Simeon Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 

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COMBS, WAYNE (1833-1927) CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Breathitt County and Knott County, Kentucky.  Butler County, Ohio.
Date of Birth:  15 March 1833 on Headstone.  August 1833 on 1900 Census.
Son of:  Mary Polly Feltner and Andrew Anderson Combs.
Brother of:  John Wesley and Simeon, who served in the Confederate States Army.
Spouse:  Juda Ann Dobson.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  1862.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  5th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Company I or C.  13th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Company C.  Confederate States Army, American Civil War.   
Date of Death:  23 August 1927.
Cemetery:  Bradley Hale Cemetery, Breathitt County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-4-times-removed, Wayne Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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COMBS, WESLEY (1820 – between 1881 and 1899), PRISONER OF WAR, SURVIVED ANDERSONVILLE PRISON CAMP, UNITED STATES UNION ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  LOST CREEK, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  1820.
Son of:  Nancy and Jeremiah “Long Jerry” Combs.
Brother of:  William Lorenzo Combs, who married Margaret “Peggy” Kelley.
Half-Brother of:  Elijah Combs and Nicholas Combs, sons of Sarah Whitley (second wife) and Jeremiah “Long Jerry” Combs.  Elijah and Nicholas served in the Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Uncle of:  John Wesley Combs, Prisoner of War, who died one week after returning home from the war.  John Wesley Combs served in the Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Spouse:  Nancy Combs, daughter of Elizabeth Combs and Nicholas “Bird Eye” Combs.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  23 December 1861.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  6th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry, Company A and D, Federal Union Army, American Civil War.
~ “January 30, 1863, the 6th was ordered to join the Army of the Cumberland, at Nashville ... In the organization of the army, the 6th was under Maj. Louis A. Gratz, was in Stanley’s corps, Granger’s division ... Col (Louis D.) Watkins commanding the brigade.”  Source:  donchesnut.com.  (See full source below.)
~ “September 19th the 6th, with Col. Watkins other regiments, was desperately engaged in the Battle of Chickamauga, at Crawfish Springs.  Col. Watkins reports the 6th, under Maj. Gratz, as fighting and slowly falling back, as it was repeatedly flanked.”  Source:  Sixth Kentucky (Union) Cavalry, published, Capt. Thomas Speed, 1897, The Union Regiments of Kentucky.  Courier-Journal Job Printing Co., Louisville, Kentucky.  Website:  donchesnut.com.
~ 21 September 1863:  Wesley Combs was Captured by Confederates at Chickamauga and became a Prisoner of War.  Sent to a Confederate Prison Camp at Andersonville, Georgia, survived and returned home.
Battles, Campaigns, Theatres:  Battle of Chickamauga.
Date of Death:  after the 1880 census and before the 1900 census, that listed his wife as a widow.
Cemetery:  Unknown.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-great-uncle, Wesley Combs on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
 

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CORNETT, ARCHIBALD, JR. (1830 - ?), U.S. UNION ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Maggard Precinct, Hazard P. O., Perry County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  about 1830.
Son of:  Juda McDaniel and Archibald Cornett, Sr. (1789-1873).
Grandson of:  Rhoda Gilliam and William Jesse Cornett, American Revolutionary War and War of 1812.
Brother of:  John Cornett (1821-1891), U. S. Union Army, American Civil War.
Uncle of:  Archibald Cornett (1841-1937), son of Nancy Miniard and William Cornett.
Spouse:  Elizabeth Creech.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  October 1862.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  U. S. Union Army, Company A, Harlan County Infantry Battalion.
Date of Death:  after the 1870 census was taken.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-great-uncle, Archibald Cornett on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 

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CORNETT, ARCHIBALD (1841-1937), U. S. UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky.
Other Residence:  McIntosh Precinct, Perry County, Kentucky.  Leslie County, Kentucky.  Sextons Creek, Clay County, Kentucky.  Pond Creek, Jackson County, Kentucky.  Maggard Branch Road, Cutshin, Leslie County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  1841.
Son of:  Nancy Miniard (first wife) and William Cornett, who wed second, Rebecca Morgan and wed third, Malinda Garrison.
Grandson of:  Mary “Polly” Turner and Israel Miniard.
Grandson of:  Juda McDaniel and Archibald Cornett, Sr. (1789-1873).
Great-grandson of:  Rhoda Gilliam and William Jesse Cornett, American Revolutionary War and War of 1812.
Nephew of:  Archibald Cornett, Jr. (about 1830-after 1870 census).
Spouse:  (1) Dorcas Wilson.  (2) Sallie.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  October 1862.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  U. S. Union Army, Company A, Harlan County Infantry Battalion.
Date of Death:  7 March 1937.
Place of Death:  Leslie County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Cemetery Name Currently Unknown, Cutshin, Leslie County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, Archibald Cornett, on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 

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CORNETT, CHARLES LEWIS (1828-1900) CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  LEATHERWOOD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  20 October 1828.
Son of:  Mary Polly Lewis and Roger Cornett.
Grandson of:  Mary Ann Everage (second wife) and William Jesse Cornett, American Revolutionary War and War of 1812.
Spouse:  Mary Polly Creech.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Company B, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Date of Death:  15 April 1900.
Cemetery:  Edley Cornett Cemetery, Isom, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, Charles Lewis Cornett on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 

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CORNETT, JOHN (1821-1891), U. S. UNION ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  CORNETTSVILLE, Perry County, Kentucky.
Other Residence:  Leatherwood and Viper, Perry County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  1821, Kentucky.
Son of:  Juda McDaniel and Archibald Cornett, Sr. (1789-1873).
Grandson of:  Rhoda Gilliam and William Jesse “Billy” Cornett, who served in the American Revolutionary War and War of 1812.
Brother of:  Archibald Cornett, Jr. (ca 1830–after 1870 census), Union Army, American Civil War.
Father-in-law of:  Theophilus Asher Woods, U. S. Union Army, American Civil War.
Spouse:  Elizabeth Holbrook.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  September 1862; Discharged:  March 1864.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  14th Kentucky Cavalry, Company M, Union Army, American Civil War.
Date of Death:  5 April 1891.
Place of Death:  Viper, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my third-great-grandfather, John Cornett on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.  

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CORNETT, JOHN (1828-1904), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Madison County, Arkansas on the 1880 census.
Date of Birth:  28 January 1828, Kentucky.
Son of:  Rachel Smith and John Cornett, Sr., who were the first Cornett settlers on Carrs Fork in Perry County, Kentucky.
Grandson of:  Rhoda Gilliam and William Jesse Cornett, American Civil War and War of 1812.
Brother of:  Russell Cornett, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
Spouse:  Nancy Combs.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  10th Kentucky Infantry, Company B, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  Source:  Military Headstone.
Date of Death:  16 or 18 February 1904.
Place of Death:  Arkansas.
Cemetery:  Dutton Cemetery, Madison County, Arkansas.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, John Cornett on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.  

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CORNETT, RUSSELL (ca 1840-1899) CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  circa 1840 in Virginia.
Son of:  Rachel Smith and John Cornett, Sr.
Grandson of:  Rhoda Gilliam and William Jesse Cornett, who served in the American Revolutionary War and War of 1812.
Brother of:  John Cornett (1828-1904), Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Spouse:  (1) Ailey Amburgy.  (2) Milly Combs, who first wed Kendrick Combs, who served in the Confederate States Army, became a Prisoner of War at Union Prison Camp Point Lookout, Maryland and died before completing his return journey home to his Perry County family.  
Rank:  Private.
Combat Organization:  13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Company B, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Cemetery:  Cornett Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-4-times-removed, Russell Cornett on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.  

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